Scott Kim, MD, PhD, is a Senior Investigator in the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health and Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan. Dr. Kim studies research ethics, especially the ethics of involving decisionally impaired persons in research, the ethics of high-risk research, and methodological issues in empirical bioethics research. He is also interested in the interface of conceptual and empirical methods of bioethics scholarship. Prior to joining the NIH, Dr.
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This will be the first year that CBSSM will be participating in Researchpalooza. Please come and enjoy the fun!
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Circle Drive in front of Med Sci I
All UMHS employees from the Hospitals and Health Centers and Medical School are invited to celebrate this annual event.
Stop by the University Hospital Courtyard and Medical School Circle Drive for:
- Ice Cream sundaes and sugar-free alternatives
- Karaoke and musical entertainment
- Festival Games
- Department and vendor tables with information and giveaways
The Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine (CBSSM) Research Colloquium will be held Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at the Founders Room of the Alumni Center, 200 Fletcher Street, Ann Arbor, MI.
More details about the CBSSM Research Colloquium and Bishop Lecture can be found at the Events page.
Kathryn Moseley served as one of the judges at "The Big Ethical Question Slam 5" hosted by a2ethics.org. In addition, Naomi Laventhal, Michele Gornick, Christian Vercler, Lauren Smith, and Lauren Wancata served as judges at the "Michigan Highschool Ethics Bowl 2."
Thanks to all the CBSSM folks who contributed their time!
For more information about these events and other great ethics-related activites, go to a2ethics.org.
A short video about the Highschool Ethics Bowl can be found here.
Imagine you just had a medical test or treatment. You are asked to donate your leftover tissue to a biobank.
Biobanks store donated samples, like blood, urine, skin, or tumor cells. Researchers can ask the biobank if they can use some of the samples to do their studies. These samples may help researchers to find better ways of preventing or treating disease.
You are asked to sign a “blanket consent” form. This means that the biobank can use your sample in any study done by researchers who use the biobank.
The biobank cannot predict what kind of studies will be done in the future. However, a committee must review each study to make sure the study is well designed, protects your privacy, and will help society.
Imagine that you are a patient with end-stage liver disease and you are currently on the liver transplant waiting list.
Available donor livers are limited and vary in quality. Donor characteristics such as age and cause of death can make a difference between a 20% and a 40% rate of liver transplant (graft) failure by 3-years post-transplant.
Now imagine that you and your doctor are discussing the risks and benefits of a liver transplant and whether you might consider a “less than perfect” liver (with a higher risk for graft failure). To help you in your decision making, you are provided with a decision aid to help you to consider the level of risk you would be willing to accept from a donated liver.
On the following page, consider an image representing your (pretend!) risk of dying or becoming too sick for a liver transplant within the next 3-months if you don’t get a transplant.